Recruiter at American Cancer Society


Contract Recruiter – Remote #1022
Richmond, VA
Area of Interest: Human Resources
Position Type: Full-time

Alternate Posting Locations
Florida – Tampa
Virginia – Richmond

Position Description
***This is a remote position which can be home-based anywhere in the U.S.***
Job Summary

  • Passionate about attracting and engaging high performing talent who will successfully thrive in our mission-driven, people-first organization.
  • Commitment to building and sustaining our diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Creating an exceptional, engaging candidate experience that brings our organizational brand to life
  • Deeply understand the business in order to provide talent that will meet the organizational needs of today and the future
  • Use innovative recruitment strategies to market American Cancer Society as a best place to work
  • Ongoing pursuit of excellence in the talent acquisition function, implementing new and innovative ideas and continuous process improvements

Major Responsibilities:

  • Pipeline Building-
  • Design and successfully deliver strategic roadmap to proactively develop robust external candidate pipelines for all key and critical roles
  • Generate a continuous high-quality passive and active candidate pipeline through research, networking, social media, and effective outreach/advertising to meet the needs of the business
  • Analyze data and external trends as well as understanding of the long-term business objectives to guide hiring strategies.
  • Full lifecycle recruiting
  • Lead the full life-cycle of recruitment including attracting, reviewing, interviewing, assessing and offer negotiations for multiple searches and businesses in the organization
  • Deep understanding of how talent acquisition relates to talent management including succession planning, performance metrics and internal mobility
  • Understanding skill needs in relation to the larger organization wide strategy. Uncovering traditional and non-traditional skill markets. Hiring for potential and understanding transferrable and adjacent experiences and skills
  • Relationship Management
  • Be a trusted advisor to leadership by educating, advising, and influencing on recruitment and market trends
  • As brand ambassador, provide an extraordinary candidate experience. Keeping qualified candidates highly engaged with the brand for future opportunities
  • Influence the candidates and hiring managers to arrive at accelerated hiring/acceptance decisions
  • Employer Brand and Innovation
  • Incorporate an innovative employment brand marketing strategy using social media and other techniques to differentiate the brand and engage candidates

Position Requirements

Formal Knowledge

  • 5+ years of recruitment experience in a progressive corporation and/or agency
  • Proven track record of creating a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Exceptional skills at consulting, collaborating and influencing with business leaders using organizational insights and strong business acumen
  • Strong negotiation skills to arrive at win/win solutions

Other Skills

  • Demonstrated success in the development and deployment of effective and comprehensive recruiting solutions
  • Demonstrated success in on target recruitment and proven ability to influence diversity representation of candidate pools and interview slates.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a highly change-oriented, fast pace environment.
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Effective communications skills, written and verbal
  • Process orientation
  • Experience with applicant tracking or HRIS system
  • Strong customer focus
  • Knowledge of legal requirements associated with the recruiting rules and regulations (VISA’s EEO/OFCCP, etc)

The American Cancer Society has adopted a vaccination policy that requires all staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where prohibited by state law).

ACS provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: We are a proud equal opportunity employer.